Starter Kit for the IBM iSeries and AS/400

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Without a doubt, the strong suit of IBM’s iSeries and AS/400 systems is their sophisticated operating system, OS/400. But along with OS/400’s unmatched level of functionality and integration comes a complexity you must learn to manage. Starter Kit for the IBM iSeries and AS/400 provides essential information to help you understand the basic concepts and nuances of iSeries and AS/400 systems -- information that will make your job easier and will increase your comfort level working on these systems. The book is arranged in logical order from basic system setup information through some of the more important areas you need to understand to operate, program, and manage your system. Comprehensive sections provide essential information about the following topics:
- system setup -- including planning for installation, setting up a basic work environment, creating user profiles, establishing default public authorities, and managing PTFs
- operations -- including message handling, working with printer files and output queues, disk management, and job scheduling
- system management -- including backup and recovery and work management
- file basics -- including file structure, file overrides, logical files, and file sharing
- basic CL programming -- including coding CL with style, using APIs with CL, using CL programs with display files and database files, communicating between CL programs, and using commands

Two additional chapters focus on TCP/IP and Operations Navigator to get you up to speed on these two important aspects of working with iSeries and AS/00 systems today. Whether you’re a programmer, a system administrator, or an operator, the information presented in Starter Kit for the IBM iSeries and AS/400 will help you develop a basic working knowledge of some of the key concepts and functions you’ll encounter on these systems. With this foundation, you’ll be solidly prepared to explore each subject in depth and apply what you’ve learned to make your iSeries or AS/400 environment more secure, productive, and manageable.
CD Features

The CD accompanying this book contains all the utilities and sample code presented in the book, including
-a plug-and-play output queue monitor
-commands to copy user profiles and create standard user profiles
-a command to duplicate job schedule entries
-commands to retrieve a device’s IP address and display a list of up to 25 IP addresses
-a command to print the object authorities for selected objects in one or more libraries
-a command interface to API QEZSndMg that lets you send break messages to users

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This book will help you understand the basic concepts and nuances of iSeries and AS/400 systems -- information that will make your job easier and increase your comfort level. Based on Wayne Madden's best-selling Starter Kit for the AS/400, this new edition is co-authored by NEWS/400 technical editor and all-around AS/400 expert Gary Guthrie. It covers all the bases: installation, security and user access, messaging, print files and output queues, save/restore, work management, file basics, basic CL programming, and much more. An accompanying CD contains sample code and utilities presented in the book.

About the Author:

Gary Guthrie is a NEWS/400 technical editor and a technical support consultant with more than 20 years of progressive IT experience. He has written numerous articles for NEWS/400, is a frequent contributor to the magazine’s Tech Corner department, and moderates the RPG Programmer and SQL/400 & Database communities at The AS400 Network. He also served as editor of the newsletter The RPG Source. Among Gary’s many areas of expertise are problem determination and resolution, customer support, operating systems, languages, utilities, database, application development, operations integration, system migration, configuration, performance, security, work management, internals, and Client Access.

Wayne Madden is vice president and group publisher at Duke Communications International in Loveland, Colorado. He is also the editor-in-chief and publisher of NEWS/400, Selling eServer Solutions, and Group Computing magazines and The AS400 Network. Wayne is a well-known author and speaker in the IBM technology marketplace, has written more than 200 articles, and has authored three books, including the original Starter Kit for the AS/400. He has worked in the IBM midrange industry for more than 18 years as a programmer, manager, consultant, author, and speaker.

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